BreakThrough Instructors

Esther Veltheim
BreakThrough Creator & Senior Instructor

Esther is the Creator of the BreakThrough System and Co-Founder of the International BodyTalk Association (IBA). She resides in Europe and teaches advanced, interactive workshops in BreakThrough, in-person and online. She also runs ongoing BreakThrough Instructor Training programs and offers private, online BreakThrough sessions.

Esther is the author of Beyond Concepts – the investigation of who you are not, and Who am I? – the seeker’s guide to nowhere.
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Terryann Nikides
Senior BreakThrough 1 Instructor

Terryann has been an intuitive since childhood. She has had audience with the Dalai Lama and spiritual master Daskalos in Cyprus. Her spiritual journey has taken her to such places as Tibet, China, Thailand, Japan, Indonesia, Egypt, Israel, Europe, Turkey, Brazil, and Mexico questing a teacher that would shed light on her question from childhood: How can I know what I do not know? Her last and present teacher, Esther Veltheim, ceased her need to seek and unlearning began.

Presently she teaches BreakThrough internationally and practices BreakThrough and  BodyTalk in Montreal.

She also gives courses in the Tarot.

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Caroline Linton
BreakThrough 1 Instructor

I am a BreakThrough 1 Instructor, PaRama BodyTalk Practitioner and Cranio Sacral Therapist. I teach BreakThrough 1 classes internationally, both in-person and online.

For me, finding BreakThrough was like finding an oasis in the desert. It gave me such a huge relief from the intense struggles I was experiencing in life. To discover that someone had created an entire system around the very ideas I had been contemplating was both a huge relief and welcome confirmation that I was not going mad.

The more I work with BreakThrough, the clearer and more focused my mind becomes. The exponential shifts in perspective that come from this work leave me in no doubt that it is my soul’s calling to share BreakThrough with the world.

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Ben Manalo
BreakThrough 1 Instructor

Ben is a BreakThrough 1 Instructor and PaRama BodyTalk Instructor and Practitioner, teaching and practicing the most advanced level of BodyTalk. After attending his first BreakThrough class in 2005 with its creator, Esther Veltheim, Ben soon came to see the many ways these two systems complement and inform each other, deepening his private sessions with clients and enriching his workshops. His study and practice of BreakThrough has played a major role in fostering his passion for self-inquiry, his insights into health, healing and the mind-body connection, and his curiosity and wonderment for this thing called life.

Owyn Ruck
BreakThrough 1 Instructor

Owyn is an artist, teacher, and practitioner primarily focused on exploring the interwoven nature of the roles of Artist and Healer. Together with her partner Damian, she runs Succurro — a refuge and meeting place in the Catskill Mountains. Here, she teaches BreakThrough 1, SourcePoint Therapy, astrology, and weaving.

Owyn’s relationship with BreakThrough began in 2014 when she was given the simple explanation of responsibility as the “ability to respond.” Hearing these few words catalyzed a huge shift in perspective. Soon after she began working and learning with Terryann, then Esther. BreakThrough has radically changed Owyn’s nervous system and capacity for engaging in life with creativity and curiosity.

Damian McCann
BreakThrough 1 Instructor

Damian McCann is an instructor of BreakThrough 1, SourcePoint Therapy, and The Franklin Method, and a PaRama BodyTalk practitioner. Together with his partner Owyn, he runs Succurro – a refuge and meeting place in the Catskill Mountains to share this work. Damian is from Cork, Ireland and is also a builder, woodworker, and drummer.

Damian took his first BreakThrough class in 2008 with Terryann and ever since, the work has been a staple in his life. He loves experiencing the shift in perspective that seems to only be possible through the Steps process, resulting in huge shifts and transformations in relating to himself, others, and the world.

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